According to ESPN, Knicks president Steve Mills and the team's general manager Scott Perry told Hornacek he was sacked after they returned to NY after beating the Cavs 110-98 at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Hired by the Cavs prior to the 2014-15 season, Blatt amassed an 83-40 record in his 123 games in Cleveland.
"I don't want to hide the fact I'd love to be back, " Woodson told The New York Post in a phone interview before the Wojnarowski news broke.
"That's [management's] job. They're going to do their part and I'm going to do my part".
Last year's drama-filled offseason created concern that Kristaps Porzingis' time in NY would end before it could even truly begin. I'm sure the front office, they will make the right decisions and build something that can go a long way.
Now that Phil Jackson is well out of the way, and Mills has more of a voice in process of hiring the next coach alongside general manager Scott Perry, maybe the second time will be the charm with Blatt.
"As a kid, NY was in my blood, and that was it". "You can ask Derek Fisher that".
Moments before the Cleveland Cavaliers took the court for their 2018 NBA Playoffs opener, one of their former head coaches found himself in the news. He finished with a Knicks career record of 109-79.
Woodson, 60, was sacked by then-Knicks president Phil Jackson following the 2013-14 season - without a meeting - after the team missed the playoffs by one game.
Beyond KP's injury, the Knicks made some head-scratching moves, bringing in point guards Trey Burke and Emmanuel Mudiay despite rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina's clear need for development. "I'm still under contract with the Clippers".